Author:THOMPSON, Sir Benjamin, Count of Rumford (1753-1814)

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Essays, Political, Economical, and Philosophical. A new edition. Vol. III.

By: THOMPSON, Sir Benjamin, Count of Rumford (1753-1814).

Price: $350.00

Publisher: London:, Printed by Luke Hanford . . . for T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, 1802.: 1802

Seller ID: S11872


8vo. xi, [16], 498, ads [2] pp. 7 engraved plates, numerous woodcuts. Original full gilt-ruled calf; spine heavily restored, extremities worn, hinges neatly mended. Bookplates of James T. Bland, and Anne Willan. Very good. This is an early text on the kitchen and all heating implements relating to equipping the room for usage. Rumford, the noted physicist and inventor, describes kitchen fire-places, the roaster, dripping-pan, heating an iron oven, construction of boilers, steam cooking, warming rooms, saucepan heaters, portable furnaces, tea-kettles (p.301), kitchen utensils for the poor, ... View more info

New Experiments upon Gun-powder, with occasional Observations and practical Inferences; to which are added, an Account of a new Method of determining the Velocities of all Kinds of Military Projectiles, and the Description of a very accurate Eprouvette for Gun-powder. Extract: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. LXXI, Part II, pp. (229)-328.

By: THOMPSON, Sir Benjamin, Count Rumford (1753-1814).

Price: $650.00

Publisher: London:, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. 1782.: 1782

Seller ID: S9548


Small 4to (234 x 174 mm) pp. (iii)-vi, (229)-328. Numerous tables; pages 231-234 mis-bound, but present. Modern boards, printed paper spine label. Bookplates of Haskell Norman/University of Texas, and Andras Gedeon. Fine. FIRST EDITION of one of several scientific treatises by Benjamin Thompson, a native of Massachusetts who fought on the British side in the War of Independence and was knighted by George III. He later joined the court of the Elector of Bavaria and rose to become head of the elector's army. "Professionally, Thompson was a soldier of fortune. His first serious scientific st... View more info

Some Account of Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford.

By: [THOMPSON, Sir Benjamin, Count Rumford (1753-1814)] HALE, Richard Walden.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: (Boston):, (Addison C. Getchell & Son), 1927.: 1927

Seller ID: Z1998


8vo. 26 pp. Blue printed wrappers. Near fine. A short biography of Count Rumford created by Hale and intended as a Christmas memento. Includes a mounted color portrait of Count Rumford loosely place in. View more info